Locum Consultant Anaesthetist | BDI Resourcing

Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

  • £88,364 - £119,133
  • East Midlands
  • Fixed

The Job

This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant General Anaesthetist at a modern District NHS General Hospital.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide a flexible anaesthetic service to a variety of surgical specialties, with an opportunity to develop a particular interest in a sub-speciality e.g. regional anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine. 

Key Details

Job Title: Locum Consultant Anaesthetist

Location: East Midlands

Salary: £88,364 - £119,133

Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend)

The Departments

The Department is an integral part of the Division of Surgery and Women’s & Children’s Services and the Division of Medicine, Diagnostics & Clinical Support. These divisions cover the provision of Anaesthetic Services, High Dependency and Intensive Care, Pain Relief, Pre-assessment and Community Dentals as well as the running of Operating Theatres & Recovery.

The operating lists cover the normal range of activity expected for a District General Hospital. The main theatre suite has seven operating theatres and separate maternity and eye theatre. Day Care Unit, (DCU), constitutes 3 state of the art full laminar flow theatres, and dedicated staff and patient facilities. This multi-million-pound development is designed to enhance patient flow and improve efficiency.

The department has a large focus on its Obstetric Anaesthetic Services – with about 2000 deliveries per year and a 24-hour epidural anaesthetic service in operation, using patient controlled epidural and analgesia pumps. As a team, the Consultants lead a daytime service, Monday to Friday – which all of the generalists participate in. The unit also boasts an Obstetric Pre-assessment Clinic for “high risk” patients. 

All theatres have been equipped with computer terminals and the patient pathway can be entered and tracked electronically. The Trust has a paper lite electronic patient record with paper inpatient notes which complements the main electronic notes.

Main Duties 

  • Provide a flexible anaesthetic service to a variety of surgical specialties e.g. General surgery, colo-rectal surgery, orthopaedic, trauma, gynae, urology, ENT, dental, emergency surgery.
  • Regular lists in a variety of surgical specialties will be accommodated in the job plan with an opportunity to develop a special area of interest.
  • Participate in daytime Obstetric sessions
  • Participate in the departmental Quality Improvement programmes under the direction of the Clinical Lead
  • Participate in training and teaching of post-graduate and undergraduate trainees
  • Consultant contract of 10 PA will be offered with the possibility to extend by 1-2 PA.
  • SPA of 1.5 PA on commencement of contract and will be offered to work flexibly during the week. Additional SPA time will be based on mutual agreement
  • Participate in a flexible 1:10 to 1:12 on call rota
  • Pre and post op assessments
  • Pre assessment clinics
  • Paediatric patient lists (down to the age of 3 years)

Education and Development:

  • The department pride themselves with their program of high-quality training, which is carried out for our junior and senior trainees in the East of England Anaesthetic rotation. As a Consultant you will be able to get involved in this, taking on SPA’s for teaching, tutoring, lecturing and mentorship.
  • Regular, fortnightly FRCA teaching is held in the Post-graduate centre.
  • Consultants take active interest in Clinical and Educational Supervision.


To apply for this role, you will need:

  • Full GMC Registration (or you have been invited to the ID check stage) 
  • Previous experience at Consultant level in the NHS or overseas.
  • Prior NHS experience 
  • Recognised post graduate degree (e.g. EDAIC, EDIC, MRCP, FRCA, USMLE)
  • English Language Test (OET or IELTS)
  • EPIC verification (via the ECFMG) of your primary and post-graduate medical qualifications

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

We look forward to hearing from you!

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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